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RESTAURANTS
Best Shaved Ice: Bahama Bucks
Best Popcorn: Harkins Theatres
Best Funnel Cake: Arizona State Fair
Best Corn Dogs: Ted's Hot Dogs
Best Cotton Candy: Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field)
Best Fry Bread: Fry Bread House
Best New Restaurant: Market Bistro at Kierland
Best Mexican Restaurant: Barrio Café
Best Italian Restaurant: Harley's Italian Bistro
Best Thai Restaurant: Malee's Thai Bistro
Best Indian Restaurant: Indian Delhi Palace
Best Japanese Restaurant: Hana Japanese Eatery
Best Chinese Restaurant: China Chili
Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine
Best German Restaurant: Haus Murphy
Best French Restaurant: Sophie's Bistro
Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Pita Jungle
Best Brewery: Four Peaks
Best English Pub: George & Dragon
Best Irish Pub: Rúla Búla
Best Pizza: Spinato's Pizza
Best Cupcakes: Sprinkles
Best Chocolate: Wicked Bakery
Best Gourmet Bakery: Wicked Bakery
Best Gelato: Gelato Spot
Best Coffee House: Lux Coffeebar
Best Seafood: The Salt Cellar
Best Salad Bar: Sweet Tomatoes
Best Deli: Dilly's Deli
Best Steak House: Durant's
Best Wings: Native New Yorker
Best Gourmet Salad: Market Bistro at Kierland
Best BBQ: Honey Bear's BBQ
Best Hamburger: Delux
Best Sunday Brunch: The Phoenician
Best Downtown Lunch: zpizza
Best Place for a First Date: Harkins Theatres
Best Place for a Twilight Drink: Sanctuary
Best Margarita: Z'Tejas
Best Martini: AZ 88
Best Hangover Breakfast: Matt's Big Breakfast
Best View: elements at Sanctuary
Best Patio Dining: Oregano's
Best Restaurant for Kids: Red Robin
Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Green
Best Vegan Restaurant: Green

PHOENIX LIFESTYLE
Best Makeup Boutique: MAC
Best Place to Get Pierced: Halo Precision Piercing
Best Tattoo Shop: Club Tattoo
Best Local Amusement: Castles -n- Coasters
Best Indoor Kart Racing: F1 Race Factory
Best Costume Shop: Easley's Costume and Fun Shop
Best TV Newscaster: Mark Curtis
Best News Stations: Fox 10
Best Alternative Rock Station: KEDJ The Edge 103.9
Best Country Radio Station: KMLE Country 108
Best R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Station: KZZP 104.7 Kiss FM
Best Blues/Jazz Radio Station: KJZZ 91.5
Best Radio Personality: Johnjay and Rich
Best Golf Course: Troon North
Best Spa: Camelback Inn
Best Manicure/Pedicure: White Lotus Salon and Spa
Best Bookstore: Changing Hands Bookstore
Best Hiking Trail: Camelback Mountain
Best Resort Pool: The Phoenician
Best Independent Film Theater: Harkins Camelview 5
Best First Fridays Hangout: The Lost Leaf
Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothes: Buffalo Exchange
Best Place to Buy Vintage Furniture: Retro Redux
Best Casino: Casino Arizona

NIGHTLIFE
Best Place to See a Comedy Show: The Comedy Spot
Best Place to See a Drag Show: Charlie's
Best Arcade: Dave & Buster's
Best Place to See a Magic Show: Tempe Improv
Best Burlesque: Scandalesque
Best Bar Concept: Poet Bar
Best Bar/Club Nightclub: La Femme Wednesdays at Six
Best Dance Club: Axis/Radius
Best Place to Buy Local Music: Zia Records
Best Club for Salsa: Pepin
Best Club for the Blues: Rhythm Room
Best Dance Floor: SKYE Fine Dining
Best Venue for National Acts: The Marquee Theatre
Best Venue for Local Acts: Modified Arts
Best After-Hours: Mickey's Hangover
Best Country and Western Nightspot: Tom Ryan's
Best Bar for Watching the Game: Santisi Brothers
Best Sports Bar: Zipps Sports Grill
Best Dive Bar: Bikini Lounge
Best Gay Bar: Amsterdam
Best Lesbian Bar: Cash Inn
Best CD Store: Zia Records
Best Pool Hall: Mill Cue Club
Best Local Band: A Boy Named Sioux
Best Bar for Conversation: Casey Moore's Oyster House
Best Beer Selection: The Yardhouse
Best Place to Be Seen: Olive & Ivy
Best Place to Find a One-Night Stand: Iguana Mack's

BEST SUGGESTIONS FOR A CATEGORY WE FORGOT...
Best Microdermabrasion: Celebrity Skin
Best MedSpa: Nu U MedSpa

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